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Design + Move | The Benefit of Having Your Design Team Manage Your Move




 
Design + Move
The Benefit of Having Your Design Team Manage Your Move
 

Moving to a new office space can be a complex and overwhelming process for any company. From coordinating logistics to ensuring a smooth transition, there are numerous factors to consider. One effective solution to streamline the moving process is to have your interior design team perform move management. This blog post will explore the advantages of entrusting your interior design team with move management tasks and how their expertise can contribute to a successful and efficient office relocation.


Seamless Coordination and Communication


One of the significant advantages of having your interior design team handle move management is the seamless coordination they can provide. During the plan and design process, we run programming exercises that give us insight into your staff and their departmental dynamics. Since we have been familiar faces throughout the process, we can serve as a central point of contact, acting as a liaison with everyone involved in the process, including contractors, vendors, and employees. Our ability to communicate and coordinate efficiently helps ensure that everyone is on the same page, reducing confusion and minimizing disruptions during the move.



Space Planning Expertise


Occasionally, when designing a space, our clients will reuse some of their furniture. We are able to seamlessly able to reconfigure furniture on the fly. If your team decides they would like to add in 5 extra filing cabinets, we are able to look at the plan and place them prior to moving them to ensure they will fit. Sometimes a team lead will have last-minute hires or changes to the seating chart, that would be easier to address prior to moving. We are able to take a critical look at how to configure furniture and individual to avoid any last-minute shuffles that may otherwise fall on your employees.



Efficient Furniture and Equipment Management


During an office move, ensuring the safe and timely transportation of furniture and equipment is crucial. Since your interior design team already has a deep understanding of your furniture and equipment inventory, we are able to manage the disassembly, packing, transportation, and reassembly of your belongings. Our expertise in handling furniture and equipment minimizes the risk of damage and ensures that everything is properly installed and functional in the new space. By taking on these tasks, your interior design team allows your employees to focus on their work without the added stress of managing the physical move.


Streamlined Technology Integration


Relocating an office often involves transferring and integrating technology systems. Interior designers often work closely with your internal IT department or an external technology vendor, which makes coordinating the move much easier. Getting network infrastructure, phone systems, and AV systems set up is a labor-intensive process, and having your designers help plan what needs moved and redistributed, takes that responsibility off of your IT department's shoulders. We can minimize downtime and ensure that your operations are up and running as quickly as possible.



Post-Move Support


Often, once construction is complete and the design phase ends, design firms will not be back on site. However, when utilizing your design team to perform the move, our team can conduct a post-move evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the new space’s design and address any issues or concerns. Since we will still be working with your employees, we can gather feedback from employees and make necessary adjustments to optimize the workspace based on real-time observations. This helps ensure that the new environment continues to meet your company's and its employees' evolving needs, ultimately maximizing productivity and satisfaction.


Entrusting your interior design team with move management tasks can significantly streamline the office relocation process. By leveraging our skills, you can navigate the complexities of an office move with confidence, ensuring a smooth transition and minimizing disruptions to your operations. Reach out to us at design@studio-smc.com or fill out our contact form here. We’d love the opportunity to work together!



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